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NAT­U­RAL SHADE

Above: For a sub­tle re­fresh, a coat of paint in a pas­tel shade helps to en­hance the sense of light in a room. Pale green awak­ens the senses while giv­ing a sub­tle nod to the botan­i­cal trend. Pavil­ion Blue, £45 for 2.5 litres of Es­tate emul­sion, Far­row & Ball.

Bold BOTAN­I­CALS

Left: For a rad­i­cally dif­fer­ent take on the flo­ral trend, add a bold fea­ture wall. This Sum­mer Trop­i­cal Bloom wall­pa­per, £195 per roll from Sian Zeng’s Clas­sic Sea­sons col­lec­tion, cre­ates a vi­brant fo­cus in the room. Pair with pot­ted plants to turn your bed­room into a botan­i­cal par­adise. Won­der­ful Wood

Above right: There is a time­less qual­ity to a wooden floor. El­e­vat­ing any in­te­rior scheme, it adds to a com­fort­ing at­mos­phere to re­lax in af­ter a busy day. This Guild­hall solid oak floor­ing is priced from £74.76 per m2, Broadleaf Tim­ber.

light flo­rals

Be­low: A pat­terned blind not only en­hances pri­vacy but can also be a stun­ning dec­o­ra­tive fea­ture. The del­i­cate mono­chrome flo­ral print on this sheer fab­ric roller blind stands out against the grey wall, il­lu­mi­nat­ing the room with nat­u­ral light. Rose­hip Luna blind, £32.55 for H30x

W30cm, from English Blinds.

Colour Block

Right: Shut­ters pro­vide a stun­ning al­ter­na­tive to blinds and cur­tains, and look fab­u­lous from both the in­side and out. Choos­ing a vi­brant colour will cre­ate a beau­ti­fully bold fea­ture, while a sub­tler shade, such as pale grey or blue, will give a sleek, el­e­gant look. Full-height pre­mium teak wood shut­ters in Du­lux Trade Luna Land­scape, £166, Cal­i­for­nia Shut­ters.

WARM un­der­foot

Be­low: The right car­pet can add a wealth of char­ac­ter to a room as well as pro­vid­ing warmth and com­fort through­out the win­ter months. With beau­ti­ful scar­let but­ter­flies in­ter­spersed with del­i­cate flo­rals, Ti­morous Beast­ies’ Ruskin But­ter­fly wool-mix car­pet in yel­low gives a tra­di­tional de­sign a modern twist. £89.99 per m2 at Brin­tons. lay­er­ing up

Be­low right: One of the best ways to pull a bed­room to­gether is to opt for cur­tains, wall colour and bed­li­nen in com­ple­men­tary tones. Us­ing dif­fer­ent shades of grey adds depth to this so­phis­ti­cated scheme. For a more deca­dent feel, dress your win­dows with sheer voiles and floor-length cur­tains in Mo­saic Heather fab­ric, from £53.50 per m, Iliv. ➤

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